Our person-centered clinical orientation is guided by humanistic and contemporary approaches to psychoanalytic theory that include ego psychology, object relations, self psychology, and intersubjectivity psychology, and that are grounded in current empirical research, especially attachment and trauma theories.
The Master of Arts in Art Therapy program is approved by the ACATE under the CAAHEP. The program meets all educational requirements for licensure in New York State as a Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) and Registered Art Therapist (ATR) with the Art Therapy Credentials Board.
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This groundbreaking, innovative study is the first paper exploring the effects of art therapy on Parkinson's Disease in a medical peer-reviewed journal utilizing clinical, behavioral, eye tracking, and brain connectivity outcomes.
Department of Art and Art Professions professors Ikuko Acosta and Marygrace Berberian received the American Art Therapy Association’s Rawley Silver Research Award for research assessing the rehabilitative potential of art therapy for Parkinson’s disease patients.
Soma Vajpayee, a former banker and executive coach, describes the journey that brought her from the business industry to NYU Steinhardt's art therapy program.
Many Steinhardt researchers and artists will be speaking at this first-of-its-kind symposium.
New Cookbook from Nutrition and Art Therapy Students Encourages Families to Get Creative in the Kitchen
"Creative Kitchen," a joint project created by Art Therapy and Nutrition and Dietetics students, combines healthy, low-cost recipes with arts-based activities to bring families together during this time of crisis.